Friday, December 25, 2015

KastKing Corrosion Resistance High Strength LMA200 10+1 BB 6.3:1 Aluminum Spool Baitcasting Fishing Reel For Anglers

  • 10+1 High Quality Ball Bearings and quick and easy removable side cover and spool, makes maintenance and cleaning simple and covenant
  • Two-toned CNC Machined Aluminum Spool that offers maximum strength with less weight and an ultra-smooth Guide Bar System gives the line a smooth and even lay
  • The ceramic insert line guide means no line damage on any line type: Braid, monofilament, or fluorocarbon
  • Reliable Magnetic Braking System with a convenient external adjustable multi-level cast control, allowing for smooth and accurate casts without having to remove the side cover
  • Light weight and low profile design that fits comfortably in your hand, reduces fatigue allowing the angler to keep fishing all day long
we checked out this reel today. I put it on my ugly stick pole and it fit perfectly. I only had 6 lb monofilament line, which I used with a little fishing lure. It was an easy set up and the reel works smoothly. The problem I had was it was windy, I did not have enough weight on the line and I cast the line wrong. I got a horrible birds nest and it took me five minutes to fix it. The good thing was after I fished it, the reel still worked perfectly and smoothly. I would use this reel for freshwater. It's small and perfect for my eleven year old son. I will change the line to something easier to cast and put a lure and sinker that would make it easier for him to cast. This is a great learning reel that is even good for your avid fisherman. The only line I had just didn't work on a hot, windy, Florida day.

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Fisherman-KastKing BlackHawk Ultra-Light Telescopic Fishing Rod - Saltwater Travel Spinning Fishing Rods-2015 ICAST Award Winning Manufacturer

  • The KastKing® Black Hawk telescoping travel spinning fishing rods are made of high density 24 ton carbon fiber and E-Glass composite for great power and sensitivity. It's light weight and perfectly balanced, thus less fatigue. Perfect Christmas Gift For our Fisherman!
  • The exquisite reel seat is made of Corrosion resistant CNC Machined Aluminum for years of worry free fishing.
  • Three point welded stainless steel guides with ceramic inserts for use with braided or mono fishing line and providing saltwater approved corrosion resistant and power control.
  • Light weight and portable, easily fits in car trunk, boat hatch or backpack. KastKing® telescopic rods allow you to travel to your favorite fishing spot and enjoy fishing whenever and wherever you want.
  • Various sizes and lengths available for freshwater bass trout fishing, saltwater surf fishing or inshore fishing. We are proud to present you the worry-free 1 Year Warranty!

We had the chance to try out this saltwater travel spinning fishing rod. It is easy to set up and easy to break down again. Make sure you spray all the salt water off it because there is some medal that the sea would love to eat away. I put my larger reel on this fishing pole and the set up was quick and easy. Because this pole is so large, it took me a little bit of time to cast it correctly, but I learned in minutes. We made videos for YouTube and Amazon. I have a lake in my backyard and it was fun practice casting. I had a blast. The pole is large, but it is very easy to break it down all the way or part way. This will be a convenient way to go to the ocean to fish, even though I just have a Honda Fit to drive it in. Even though this pole is easy to break down and put back together, it is very strong. Look forward to bringing in some big fish in 2016. Merry Christmas, this would make a good present for any occasion. 

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Fisherman MadBite Multi Function Stainless Steel Fishing Plier Scissors Braid Cutters Review

  • Durable stainless steel body
  • Ultra-sharp blades
  • Easy to carry
  • Comes with a line pick, cutting knife and lure tuning tool
ok, so I used these fishing line cutters three times today. They are easy to use. They actually remind me of nail clippers for fishing line. I also learned to make sure your finger is away from the hook when you use them. I got poked a couple of times, but the cutters worked perfectly. They are very small, but big enough for the guy like me with big hands. Easy to learn how to use. You just clip the line. We had thin line and thick line. Obviously the thin line was easier to cut. This handy little tool will be going with me every time I go fishing now. You can even hook it into your key chain if you want. Great present for any occasion. I like these cutters so much, that you will see them in all the YouTube videos I make when I have to cut fishing line.
You can also order them here on Amazon for that guy that has everything, but this handy little tool.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Gingerbread Shake From BlendTec

Gingerbread Shake

This frozen holiday treat is a festive way to indulge in the flavors of the season.


1   cup 
almond milk, unsweetened vanilla (or your choice of milk)
12   med 
banana, optional
Ginger Snap cookies
12   tsp 
ground cinnamon
14   tsp 
ground ginger
2   tsp 
12   tsp 
vanilla extract
2   cups 
ice cubes


  1. Add ingredients to WildSide+ or FourSide jar in order listed and secure lid. 
  2. Select "Smoothie" cycle or blend on a Medium speed for 50-60 seconds.


  • Servings 2.0
  • Sodium 290 mg
  • Serving Size 10 fl oz
  • Carbohydrates 30 g
  • Calories 160
  • Fiber 0.5 g
  • Fat 4 g
  • Sugar 16 g
  • Saturated Fat 0 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg


To make thicker, add more cookies.
To make thinner, decrease ice.
To increase protein, use a vanilla protein shake in place of milk.

Friday, December 18, 2015

The Natural Test Against Anxiety

I worked overnight at Amazon for 9 weeks. By the end, we were working eleven hour nights five days a week. I did well as far as the work, but my body did not connect to the overnight shift so well. I would up in the hospital and the Dr. gave me a prescription for Zoloft. I didn't want to try this drug and rely on it, so I decided to give the natural way a try. This is what I will try and I will let you know if it works.

What I Will Take
Vitamin B Complex
St. John's Wort
Lemon Grass Tea
plenty of water
daily walking in the morning for exercise and other types of exercise

What I Will Give Up
Alcohol-I don't drink much and will once in awhile taste a beer, but no more rum or wine to put me to sleep at night
Caffeine-love coffee, but it will have to go
energy drinks in exchange for vitamin B Complex

I will try this way against the anxiety I gained from the night shift and let you know how it works. Hopefully I get things turned around soon.

Apple Raisin Dressing From Good Meals Happen At Home


cup butter
large onion, chopped (1 cup) 
stalks celery, chopped (about 1 cup) 
Granny Smith apples, chopped (about 3 cups) 
teaspoons rubbed sage
teaspoon salt
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
bag (16 oz) seasoned cornbread stuffing
cup golden raisins
cup chopped pecans, toasted
2 1/2
to 3 cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
eggs, slightly beaten

  •  Heat oven to 325°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2 In 12-inch skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Cook onion and celery in butter 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Add apples; cook 3 minutes or until tender. Stir in sage, salt and pepper.
  • 3 In large bowl, mix stuffing, raisins, pecans and onion mixture. Add broth and eggs; mix well. Spoon into baking dish.
  • 4 Bake uncovered 50 to 60 minutes or until well browned.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Three Ways To Get Your Small Business Off The Ground

These days, many small business owners are ready to make their entrepreneurial vision of success a reality. If you run a budding business and want to ensure that the company becomes profoundly successful, know that there are numerous techniques you can use to make it happen. Here are three of them: 

1. Invest In Presentation Optimization Services.

One of the best ways to get your small business growing is by investing in presentation optimization services. When you give an absolutely incredible presentation, you build the value of your brand, impress audiences, boost sales, and improve your sphere of influence. For this reason, it's important that your presentations be optimized for factors like aesthetic appeal, efficacy, and relevance to contemporary audiences. You can put this optimization process in motion by hiring a team of Powerpoint specialists to work on your behalf. Industry professionals such as those at eSlide are highly skilled in providing cutting edge, customized services.

2. Enhance Your Marketing Campaign.

In addition to investing in presentation optimization services, make sure that you enhance your marketing campaign. Marketing is important at all times, but it is especially imperative when you start a new business and are attempting to build a base of loyal clients. Growth hacking is a wonderful marketing mechanism for small business owners to use because it is cost-effective. Through internet advertising measures such as social media optimization and content marketing, you can connect and convert your audience in a manner that helps you enhance conversion and build your brand. 

3. Network (All The Time!)

Although almost every business owner recognizes the power and importance of networking, there are still many leaders who fail to engage in the enterprise on a regular basis. Don't commit this oversight. Instead, get in the habit of regularly attending both informal and formal events that enable you to connect with the individuals who will eventually become your business partners or loyal clients. Some of the networking events you should consider attending include weddings, lectures, conferences, baby showers, block parties, and career fairs. 

Don't Delay-Get Your Small Business Growing Today 

If you just started a business and are ready to watch it grow and flourish, it's time to begin implementing success principles and procedures that will help you realize the vision. To get started, you should consider the value of investing in presentation optimization services, enhancing your marketing platform, and networking regularly!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Immune Boosting Smoothie From Blend Tec

Immune-Boosting Smoothie

This smoothie is full of nutrients such as vitamins A & C, zinc, probiotics and antioxidants that help build your immune system. Drink this to help you stay healthy and fight off sickness!


6   fl oz 
orange juice
12   large 
2   tbsp 
pumpkin seeds
14   cup 
plain yogurt
1   cup 
frozen berries


  1. Add ingredients in order listed to WildSide+ or FourSide jar and secure lid.
  2. Blend on "Smoothie" cycle or on a Medium speed for 50-60 seconds.


  • Servings 2.0
  • Sodium 35 mg
  • Serving Size 8 fl oz
  • Carbohydrates 24 g
  • Calories 160
  • Fiber 4 g
  • Fat 5 g
  • Sugar 16 g
  • Saturated Fat 1 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Cholesterol 3 mg

Monday, November 16, 2015

Mercy Me It's Christmas CD Review and Giveaway 11/24/2015

1. Newborn
2. Christmastime Again
3. Sleigh Ride
4. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
5. Hold On Christmas
6. A Holly Jolly Christmas
7. Go Tell It On The Mountain
8. Do You Hear What I Hear
9. Our Lullaby
10. Joy
11. O Come, O Come 
12. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Exclusive Bonus Track for Pizza Ranch)
13. O Holy Night (Exclusive Bonus Track for Pizza Ranch)
14. Silent Night (Exclusive Bonus Track for Pizza Ranch)
15. Joseph’s Lullaby (Exclusive Bonus Track for Pizza Ranch) 

About Pizza Ranch:
Cultivating its mission “To give every guest a legendary experience” since its inception in 1981, Pizza Ranch connects with its communities in a way that provides bridges for friends, family and colleagues to come together. Today, Pizza Ranch is based in Orange City, Iowa and owns, operates and franchises over 190 locations in 13 states. Consistent growth has been a Pizza Ranch staple, as the brand has become a beacon of community involvement and exceptional food. The Pizza Ranch buffet features legendary pizzas, salads and desserts, and is delivered with an unmatched service quality.  “We are extremely blessed to have a very close connection with our guests,” said Adrie Groeneweg, co-founder and president of Pizza Ranch. “This project extends the brand’s essence to a new dimension beyond our four walls and into their lives. It’s a new kind of way for us to relate to our loyal fans.” 
My children love Christmas music. This CD by Mercy Me is a bit different when it comes from Christmas Music. It's many of the same songs, but a bit jazzy and fun. It took me a few times to catch on to their style of Christmas music, but now I love the CD. Both of my kids have their favorites. My daughter loves "Go Tell it on The Mountain and my son loves "A Holly Jolly Christmas." The CD put us in the Christmas Spirit. This would be a great Christmas gift or stocking stuffer and today you have a chance to win your own copy by entering this giveaway. 

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

ESV Men's Devotional Bible Review And Giveaway 11/25/2015

About the ESV Men's Devotional Bible:
Our world presents daily distractions that can easily displace Christ as the center of a man's heart and life.  The goal of the ESV Men's Devotional Bible is to strengthen and encourage men through the life-giving Word of God and sound devotional content aimed at nurturing godliness.  With 365 theologically rich and gospel-centered devotions drawn directly from the Bible, this all-new resource was created under the editorial oversight of Dr. Sam Storms with contributions from over fifty Christian leaders.  Introductions orient men to each book of the Bible, exploring its unique contribution to a man's walk with God.  Thoughtful and instructive articles address the importance of sound doctrine, life in the local church, leadership, the heart, calling, and a host of other relevant issues for today.  The Men's Devotional Bible will strengthen men in their walk with Christ, helping them apply the gospel and the truths of God's Word in their homes, churches, and workplaces. 

- 365 brand-new devotions
- Brand new book introductions
- 14 brand-new articles
- Dictionary of key terms
- Ribbon marker
- Smyth-sewn binding
- Lifetime guarantee on TruTone edition
- Packaging: slipcase (TruTone), L-card (HC), permanent slipcase (Cloth over Board) 

Retail Price: $34.99

About Crossway:
The purpose of Crossway has been, from its founding as a not-for-profit ministry in 1938, to publish gospel-centered, Bible-centered content that will honor our Savior and serve his Church.   They seek to help people understand the massive implications of the gospel and the truth of God's Word, for all of life, for all eternity, and for the glory of God. #MENSDEVOTIONALBIBLE
Life is filled with distractions. It's great to have this study Bible to help me through my day. I love to keep my mind and heart on God and this devotional Bible helps me along the way. Our world is fighting against our Christian religion in various ways. It is great to have great Christian men write devotionals that will help me with the walk through my Christian life. This Bible will replace the other Bibles I have read because it really relates to me and how I live my life. 

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”
Your Chance to win a copy of this great Study Bible for you or as a great Christmas Present.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

VTech InnoTab MAX Review

VTech InnoTab MAX (Ages 3 – 9 years; MSRP: $99.99) features:
·         Powerful dual-core CPU with up to six times the processing power of previous generations
·         High resolution 7" multi-touch screen
·         Built-in rechargeable Lithium battery
·         Includes VTech Kid Connect™, which allows children and parents to exchange voice and text messages, photos, drawings and fun stickers in real time between the tablet and a smartphone
·         Educational bundle of eight apps that can be downloaded after registering the tablet on the Learning Lodge® app store
·         Additional apps include My Magic Beanstalk, Movie Maker, Art Studio and Wonder Cam MAX
·         One free Toca Boca app and two additional free apps can be downloaded from the Learning Lodge
·         Huge existing library of age-appropriate apps plus hand-picked Android learning games
·         Progressive learning content that adapts to a child’s skill level
·         Kid-safe Wi-Fi and Web Browser so kids can explore online games, videos and websites that have been pre-selected by VTech
·         Parental Controls which allow parents to manage their child’s apps, web access and tablet time
·         Progress log so parents can follow their child’s learning development
·         Handle, flip and fold stand and tough cover to protect the tablet; cover is removable for a grown-up feel
·         Available in blue and pink
I received this product free, the review and opinions about the product are my own.

Information from Amazon about the product

  • Children's tablet combines the best of both learning worlds; features an ever-expanding library of over 650 educator-supported learning cartridges and educational Android apps
  • Kids tablet has an adaptable design with a tough, kid-friendly cover that can be removed for a more grown-up feel; ever-expanding selection of hand-picked Android learning apps that are perfect for kids of all ages
  • InnoTab Max kids tablets have 7" multi-touch screens with high-resolution display that is HDMI ready; web surf with kid-safe Wi-Fi and customizable parental controls
  • Comes loaded with 18 apps in total including VTech Kid Connect app; play group games, exchange text and voice messages, photos, drawings and fun stickers with smart phones
  • Electronic learning toy features a 180 degree rotating camera and video recorder; 8 GN of memory included the tablet can play MP3 and MP4 files

I received this product for free, the review and opinions are my own. Now my kids love electronics. When my daughter saw this product come in, she opened it and set it up herself. she is nine and decided she liked the VTech InnoTab Max immediately. She was happy about the free app and unhappy that you have to pay for a bunch of other apps. My daughter knows she has to go through her mother to get apps and loves to get them free herself. It didn't take Khloe long to get past this fact and find out she can do her I-Ready homework right through this tablet. The tablet is colorful, fun and sturdy. I can see that this tab may be a little cheaply made for a smaller child. For my daughter, it is perfect because she has gone through the breaking stage and is ready to take care of things. My daughter said she will give this tab  to her cousin when and if she finally gets bored with it. Then we will find out how well it holds up to a smaller/rougher child. I think it may be suited for the older end child than a much younger child because I know my daughter would have destroyed this if she was three years old.

Advil At Work "Sickest Day Ever" Sweepstakes and Giveaway 11/17/2015 $25 Visa Gift Card

About the Advil® at Work™ “Sickest Day Ever” Sweepstakes:
·         Advil® Sinus Congestion & Pain provides fast, effective relief of your severe cold symptoms, so you can enjoy your sickest day!
·         Park City, UT; Grand Canon, AZ; or San Juan, Puerto Rico - where will your “Sickest Day Ever” journey lead you? Three Grand Prize winners will receive:
o   Two round trip tickets to their selected destination
o   A two-night stay in a hotel for the winner and a friend
o   A one-day itinerary for the “Sickest Day Ever”
o   A video prize pack to capture their “Sickest Day Ever”
·         Even if you don’t win the Grand Prize, you still have a chance to jump in on the “Sickest Day Ever;” after entering our Grand Prize Sweepstakes, click the link to the Weekly Prizes page, and confirm your email to be entered into the drawing!Entering the Advil® at Work™ “Sickest Day Ever” Sweepstakes is easy as 1, 2, 3:
1.       Head over to the Advil® at Work™ “Sickest Day Ever” Sweepstakes page:
2.       Simply record a video on the sweepstakes page of yourself saying our Advil® Sinus Congestion & Pain tongue twister for your chance to experience your “Sickest Day Ever!”
o   “Sickest Day Ever” Tongue Twister: “Six of my sickest sinus symptoms solved with the speed and strength of Advil in Advil Sinus Congestion & Pain for a chance to win the Sickest Day”
3.       Fill out quick “Sickest Day Ever” entry form and enter for your chance to win the Grand Prize trip and other fun prizes. 
Information about Advil® Sinus Congestion & Pain
·         Advil® introduces Advil® Sinus Congestion & Pain*, which provides fast, powerful relief for a number of severe cold, flu, and sinus symptoms.
·         It is the only over-the-counter cold and sinus medicine that combines the speed and strength of Advil® with a proven nasal decongestant for fast, effective relief of severe cold symptoms including, sinus pressure and headache.
·         Contains Phenylephrine, a nasal decongestant which reduces swelling and allows the nasal and sinus airways to expand to their natural state for easier breathing.
·         Advil® products contain ibuprofen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that has been repeatedly proven to reduce pain safely and effectively when taken as directed.
·         Advil® Sinus Congestion & Pain is intended for use in adults and children from ages 12 and older.

““The Advil® Sinus Congestion & Pain product, information and gift have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.” Please consult the FTC Endorsement and Testimonial Guides (available at for more information.
I I am one of those people who get pretty sick this time of year. I'm always looking for the right medicine to make me feel better. This one says it works against nasal congestion, sinus pressure, nasal swelling, headaches, fever and body aches. If I find myself with these problems, I will try this medicine and I hope it will make me feel better. 
You have a chance to enter this sweepstakes and try to win one of the great prizes. You also have a chance to enter and win this prize package, which includes some  Advil®sinus congestion and pain medicine, a shirt and a $25 Visa Gift Card.